Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Dubai centre reports record caseload

The DIFC-LCIA in Dubai has reported a record caseload in 2019 – revealing an 18% rise on the previous year and a total sum of US$1.25 billion in dispute.

20 November 2020

What the new ICC and LCIA rules tell us about the concerns of users

Recent modifications of the ICC and LCIA rules are telling as to arbitration users’ concerns, with efficiency and transparency at the fore, along with the effective management of complex cases and the digitalisation of arbitration necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, argue Signature Litigation lawyers.

17 November 2020

New AIAC director announced at last

A Malaysian federal court judge, Suriyadi Halim Omar, has been appointed director of the Kuala-Lumpur based Asian International Arbitration Centre after Vinayak Pradhan died earlier this year.

16 November 2020

LCIA registrar joins Arbitration Chambers

Sarah Lancaster has left her role as registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration after eight years to become chambers director at Arbitration Chambers in London.

10 November 2020

Salomon in line to succeed Mourre at ICC

Latham & Watkins partner Claudia Salomon has been recommended for election as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the role in the institution’s 100-year history.

03 November 2020

ICC arbitrators targeted in Kenyan mobile dispute

A Kenyan company has obtained a court order in Nairobi requiring the ICC to turn over documents for use in a fraud suit against an arbitrator – and says it has filed related criminal complaints against tribunal members in France and Austria.

02 November 2020

Spanish commission to define “international” arbitration

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre has set up a commission to define domestic and international arbitration in order to establish when a dispute should fall under its competence.

28 October 2020

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Silva Romero to steer ICC institute

Dechert partner Eduardo Silva Romero has been appointed as the new chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the fourth in its 40-year history.

12 October 2020

What's in the new ICC rules?

Although the new version of the ICC rules will not be officially unveiled until later this year, GAR can exclusively reveal some of the changes.

08 October 2020

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